MILWAUKEE -- Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is getting sued, but he wasn't in federal court for the case on Monday, Jan. 22. Dan Black told a jury Monday he was so traumatized by the incident that he wants therapy because of Clarke's actions. The jury ultimately determined former Sheriff Clarke did not violate Black's civil rights with his social media postings after an airport dispute last year.
Black, 25, said Monday in federal court he's been threatened and terrorized since the incident.
Black sued the sheriff for having deputies detain him and question him at Milwaukee's airport, but Clarke's taunting social media posts were the focus of the case.
Clarke and Black were boarding a flight from Dallas to Milwaukee on Jan. 15, 2017 — the day Clarke's beloved Dallas Cowboys were facing the Green Bay Packers in the playoffs. The sheriff was clad in Dallas gear without his trademark cowboy hat and Black said he didn't immediately recognize him because of that. He asked Clarke if he was Milwaukee's sheriff, according to his lawsuit, and when Clarke said yes, Black shook his head disapprovingly.
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